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What is the opposite of leading?

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Adjective
Opposite of superseding others in importance or status
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“I think we are all slowly winding down into holiday mode and worrying less and less about the minor details.”
Adjective
Opposite of holding a dominant status or position
“And all subordinate authorities, at whatever level, were expressly forbidden to alter, gloss, or interpret the law in any way.”
Adjective
Opposite of ranking first
“Maurice proved beyond a doubt that he is quite the worst golfer ever to compete in the British Open.”
Adjective
Opposite of occurring in advance
“In the ensuing panic, it appears other hostages had inadvertently set off booby traps laid in the theatre by the rebels.”
Adjective
Opposite of superseding others in importance or status
“In a result that shocked everyone, the third-seeded player was knocked out by the lowest seed in the competition.”
Adjective
Opposite of widely known, especially in a positive way
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“This song reminds me of an obscure band out of England that I happen to know by fluke through a guy from New York I had met at a concert.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes the effectiveness or dominance of a particular action
“Leaders who do not look after the interests of their followers are not only unethical but ineffective.”
Adjective
Opposite of having power and influence over others
“It was a disappointingly weak performance by a team supposedly in search of redemption.”
Adjective
Opposite of superseding others in importance or status
“The basic premise of the story is that noble birth doesn't guarantee a noble person and nobility can be present in the humble peasant.”
Adjective
Opposite of positioned at or near the front
“We asked how to get to the rear entrance, and he indicated a path leading around the right side of the building.”
Adjective
Opposite of in a leading position
“With each lap, the last car to pass the finish line is knocked completely out of the game.”
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of liked or admired by the majority of people
“His tendency to lose his temper made him an unpopular character around the club.”
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to inception
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing (great) skill
“We would have an army of untrained teenagers with not much in the way of skills.”
Adjective
Opposite of being advanced in development
“This is a primitive device that lacks the features of its modern predecessors.”
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Opposite of preceding all others in time
Adjective
Opposite of in a winning position during a contest
“They had a good team, but they were behind at halftime.”
Adjective
Opposite of having, or deserving of, great esteem or admiration
Adjective
Opposite of superior in quality or value
“One night we decided to invite a couple of close friends over, for an evening of very cheap wine, and a laze in the spa.”
Adverb
Opposite of in the lead, or in a winning position, in a contest
Verb
Opposite of picking up or fetching something
“Don't even think about abandoning your brother at the train station!”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to physically guide a person or animal
“The horse would follow John to water, but would not drink.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to be persuaded based on available information
“Mike's allegations were so outrageous that they would, in fact, dissuade me from believing that Brett was a bad man.”
Verb
(lead to) Opposite of present participle for to culminate or result in a particular event or consequence
“Eating the right foods and getting enough exercise will prevent weight gain.”
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Opposite of present participle for to show the way by being in front
“Vincent Chase's entourage would follow him into the club.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to be in charge or command of
“Several specialists would serve in a team led by Danny Ocean who wanted to pull off one of the greatest heists of all time.”
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Opposite of present participle for to have the advantage in a contest
“The team got off to a terrible start and would trail by 20 points at the first change.”
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Opposite of present participle for to be superior against one's peers
“The other swimmers could not keep up with Phelps and would fall behind quickly.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to be living a particular way of life
“I shun the hectic life which is why I moved to the country.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to give advice and instruction
“The supervisor was jealous of his underling and would constantly try to undermine her.”
Noun
Opposite of the action or manner of controlling or regulating a state, organization, or people
“When law and order break down in a country, it is the first step towards anarchy and chaos.”
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